Transportation & Public Works Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rescheduled Meeting
December 1, 2009

(Rescheduled from November 17, 2009)

1:00 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present: Council Members Colvin Roy (Chair), Glidden, Lilligren,
Johnson, Hodges (Quorum 4)
Committee Member Absent: Council Member: Benson
Also Present: Corey Conover, Assistant City Attorney
Steve Kotke, City Engineer/Director of Public Works

Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy.Menshek (612) 673-2287


1. Metropolitan Emergency Services Board Grant:

a) Authorize acceptance of Metropolitan Emergency Services Board (MESB) grant funding in the amount of $106,219.82 for additional 800 MHz radios, requiring a 20% local match of City funding to be paid for from the existing operating budget for Radio Services; and

b) Authorize the proper City officers to draft and execute respective agreements associated with the grant.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Water Treatment and Distribution Division Consulting Services:

Authorize amendment to professional services contract with TKDA by $115,000 to an amount not to exceed $165,000, to fill the position of interim Director of Water Treatment and Distribution Services for the Public Works Department.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Second Ave Traffic Signal Priority Funding:

a) Authorize an amendment to the UPA Subrecipient Agreement with the Metropolitan Council to increase the total award amount by $37,128 for Traffic Signal Priority Project; and

b) Increase the appropriation for the project.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Emergency Operations and Training Facility:

a) Authorize the proper City officers to proceed with the design and construction of three (3) apparatus bays to be built as an addition to the newly constructed Emergency Operations Training Facility;

b) Authorize the acceptance of Federal appropriations in the amount of $750,000 and the execution of any necessary agreements associated with the appropriation; and

c) Authorize Amendment #2 to the existing contract with Wold Architects and Engineers, increasing the contract by $105,000, for a revised contract total of $517,543, to provide design services required for the addition of the apparatus bays. Funds are available within the existing project budget.

(Refer to PS&RS)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Bids:

a) OP 7182, Accept bid of Hawkins, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $136,000, to furnish and deliver liquid hydrochloric acid to the Water Works Division; and

b) OP 7209, Accept low bid of Reliakor Services, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $47,904, to furnish and deliver sidewalk snow removal and maintenance in the Central Avenue Special Service District through October 31, 2010.

(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.


6. Source Separated Organics Pilot Collection Programs:

Receive and file interim report, following presentation.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

Receive and File

7. Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission Update:

Review and comment on Guidelines for Streets Trees and Boulevards, following presentation.

(Refer to HE&E)

Action Taken: Received and filed.


8. Solid Waste and Recycling Collection:

Adopt a Resolution of Intent to elect to exercise the option to further organize solid waste and recycling collection within the City by considering the expansion of organized collection to include residential properties with more than four (4) units, commercial properties, and properties in the downtown core, and to follow the process and procedures set out in Minnesota Statutes, Section 115A.94, Subd. 4.

Action Taken: Postponed.

9. Hiawatha Trail Connection Project:

Contingent upon Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) approval of $460,000 in additional federal grant funding for the Hiawatha Trail Connection Project:

a) Approve resolution committing support of a 2010 capital appropriation that includes $267,000 for the Hiawatha Trail Connection Project;

b) Authorize the proper City officers to execute Interagency Agreements with Mn/DOT for federal participation in the project; and

c) Authorize the proper City officers to negotiate and acquire trail easements/use permits for the project. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

( 7/21/2009 and 8/4/2009 - T&PW Postponed)

Action Taken: Postponed.

10. Areaway Abandonment and Removal:

Approve adoption of special assessment for the areaway abandonment and removal in the West Lake Street (Dupont Ave S to Blasdell Ave S) and the Lyndale Ave S (29th St W to 31st St W) Reconstruction Project for the benefited property located at 2957 Lyndale Ave S, in the amount of $6,954.72.

( 11/5/09 - T&PW Postponed)

Action Taken: Postponed.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular Transportation & Public Works Meeting: December 8, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: November 4, 2009

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